Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hodgkins Case

By: B.J. Palmer , Case Study
Entered Clinic April 5, 1955. Male – age 16.

Upon entry to the Clinic, it was reported that the patient’s condition had been medically diagnosed as Hodgkin’s Disease.

Two weeks prior to entry into the Clinic, surgery had been performed over the upper cervical region to remove a cyst. The condition was first noticed at Christmas time of 1953. It was freely movable – appeared hard to the touch.

It was related that analysis made at one of the leading medical sources indicated an involvement of the lymphatic system. The patient was told that the blood picture was no unusual. General health seemed to be good. He was very active. Recommendations were made for a series of radiation treatments, but none were taken.

Previous examinations indicated everything in normal range, including the blood picture, with the exception of a high blood pressure. Also, a trace of sugar was showing in the urine.

Laboratory examinations indicated everything in normal range, including the blood picture, with the exception of a high blood pressure. Also, a trace of sugar was showing in the urine.

The spinographic analysis indicated an Axis Left Lamina listing.
The patient was adjusted on April 6th, with a favorable change showing on the post check. There was a tendency for the pressure reading to return on the 2 days following the adjustment.

However the reading began to settle down by the third day following the adjustment and, with the exception of 3 rough readings, it settled down to a comparatively good reading for the time the patient was in the Clinic.

Daily Case Reports:

Following the adjustment on April 6th, the patient noticed that the right hip, which had been involved to some extent, was feeling a little better.

There was evidence of constructive changes taking place through the cervical area.
April 8th – “Just a little pain on the left side. Sleeping like a log. Eating good.”
April 9th – “Sleeping and eating good. No pain whatever.”
April 10th – “ Just a little stiffness through the neck.”
April 12th – “Feeling good. Eating good. Sleeping good.”
April 13th – “Feeling good. No more difficulty with the pain on the left side.”

From April 13th through April 17th, there was no particular change, but “feeling good”.

After returning home, the parents wrote on July 11, 1954, that their son was continuing to feel good and did not have the side-aces anymore.

On November 3, 1954, the Field Chiropractor wrote that the boy’s condition seemed to be about the same. He stated that there had been no noticeable enlargement of any lymph glands and the pain in his side had not returned.

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